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Clumsy idiot proof camera recommendations.

Would like some advice on purchasing suitable camera please..need a tough one!
10 years ago, July 24th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #116380  
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I am not good with Cameras, have works SLR and extras that I can take travelling but I find it too big and cumbersome. I love point and shoot cameras - i am not good at cameras unfortunately. I am looking for a travel camera that is both snow proof and water proof and have found an Olympus tough and a Lumix tough - would anyone have an opinion on which is better? I will be going to bhutan, nepal and tibet before a quick trip to borneo and south cambodia for diving so like snow proof and waterproof to 10m functions. Are they really waterproof to 10m? Thanks 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, July 30th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #116781  
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hopefully this: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_ft2_review/rivals/ will help you out.

We had a Pentax Optio WP for around 3 years, it was a great camera, it took very vibrant & sharp photos. The only thing that let it down was the really weak flash, and that it went 'pop' while underwater in the Galapagos...

I would suggest that the depth rating be taken with a little caution, much like wrist watch depth ratings. I would say that it is a theoretical pressure difference the seals are designed for, rather than real world performance... especially as the rubber seals begin to get old.
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10 years ago, August 5th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #117066  
I have a Olympus Stylus SW (Shock and waterproof). Idiot proof. Various versions with different soom etc but they are all shock proof and waterproof. Not water resistnet but take under water pictures water proof. Great for adventure travel. Don't have to worry aobut getting wet in raft, canoe under waterfall etc. I have had 2 of these (lost one) and keep going back. They are good with repair work even out of warranty. Give you large credit to get a newer version. Not expensive either $150-$400. Reply to this

10 years ago, August 6th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #117178  
Can't go wrong with a canon. I have a 4 year old digital, and it manages to take decent photos despite the fact that I am the operator. Even whizzing along a highway, out the window of a vehicle. Reply to this

10 years ago, August 7th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #117200  
If you are looking for a small easy but essentially indestructable camera go with the Olympus Stylus Tough. They just came out with the new model. You can do anything to this thing and it will still take your photos. Shock Proof and Water proof, it can be submerged in up to 30ft of water? Done deal. This is going to be one of the most durable pocket cameras you will find. Olympus is what I use for point and shoot and they actually give you great images and allow you to still have a bit of control.

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10 years ago, August 10th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #117329  
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Thanks for the feedback - I eventually tossed up between the Olympus Stylus Tough and the Pentax and decided to go with the olympus....Ive always had Olympus so familiarity swayed the decision. Thanks all for your response, now all i have to do is capture that elusive swimming komodo moment :-) Reply to this

4 years ago, March 3rd 2016 No: 7 Msg: #195550  
I am a travel photographer and one good way to keep your stuff safe is by investing in a good and quality bag. I suggest a waterproof or water repellent bags. Regardless of how much or how cheap your camera/s the best thing is to always keep it safe. You can also choose from a variety of camera bags that has divisions in it for your flash, lens, and the camera body, etc. Reply to this

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